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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that the Packers have interest in Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp.

Pauline writes that Lamp is being viewed more and more as a solid bet for the first round, meaning that if the Packers wanted to take the plunge, they would likely need to do so at pick No 29. That is assuming that Lamp is even around by the point. Pauline additionally passes along that both the Vikings and Seahawks are keen on the 6-foot-4, 309-pounder. The Falcons, Panthers and Titans have all put Lamp through private workouts.
Mar 25 - 3:14 PM

Western Kentucky redshirt senior RB Leon Allen (knee) has received medical clearance to participate in spring practice.

Allen was awarded a sixth season of eligibility courtesy of a medical redshirt in early March of 2016. He missed almost the entirety of the 2015 campaign due to a knee injury and did not play in 2016 as he continued his rehab. During a healthy 2014 season, the 6-foot, 235-pounder rushed for 1,542 yards (5.7 YPC) and 13 touchdowns while catching 51 passes for 476 yards and three additional scores. It is too early at this juncture to determine just how he will fit into Western Kentucky's plans in 2017. If he can survive spring practice with no health setbacks, that would be a good first step.
Mar 21 - 4:51 PM

An AFC personnel executive told NFL Media's Lance Zierlein that "[t]his is one of the worst guard drafts that I can remember if you are looking for a starter right now."

"Other than (Western Kentucky's Forrest) Lamp, I'm not excited about any of them. There are some decent guys middle and late, but they aren't going to be ready this year," the personnel exec said. Zierlein is in lockstep with that opinion, but does forward Pitt G Dorian Johnson and Temple G Dion Dawkins as two guards lower on the board who could potentially see early playing time.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 17 - 5:32 PM

An anonymous NFL scout indicated that he'd like Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp to kick inside at the next level.

He's among a large group that thinks Lamp, a left tackle at WKU, would be best suited shifting inside at the next level. "He’d be the best inside guy," said one scout. "He’s technique, good athlete, balance, competitive. He’s a center-guard." Lamp checked in with short arms (32 1/4) but large hands (10 5/8) at the NFL Combine. "Western Kentucky is a good program," said another scout. "He is really good on the move and can get to the second level and downfield. Not real strong or powerful but really is a nice athlete."
Mar 15 - 1:40 PM

Western Kentucky WR Taywan Taylor ran a 4.50 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

We were pretty convinced that Taylor would run in the 4.4s, but you're not going to talk us off him just yet. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound Taylor did have an oustanding 11-foot broad jump along with a decent vertical leap of 33 1/2 inches. We see some of John Brown when we watch Taylor's tape.
Mar 5 - 12:06 PM

Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp said that the ankle injury which kept him from playing in the Senior Bowl has healed up fully.

Full speed ahead for Lamp at the NFL Scouting Combine. Well, almost full speed ahead. While he is no longer being hampered by a balky ankle, the 6-foot-4, 309-pounder is now dealing with an ear infection. That will be bothersome, no doubt, but he is going to try his best to fight through it for testing purposes.
Mar 2 - 5:47 PM

Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp showed up in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine at 6-foot-4 and 309 pounds with 32 1/4-inch arms and 10 5/8-inch hands.

Just call him Stretch Armstrong. That 32 1/4-inch arm measurement was actually an inch longer than his Senior Bowl measurement, when he checked in with limbs of 31 1/3 inches. CBS Sports' Will Brinson writes that he will be "drafted early."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 2 - 1:58 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp is currently dealing with an ear infection.

Rough timing for Lamp, as he is currently in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. The Western Kentucky product will try to fight through his ear infection for testing work. Should he post some down numbers on that front, there is a logical reason for it. Lamp has first-round potential.
Mar 2 - 1:20 PM

Western Kentucky WR Taywan Taylor produced 26 catches of 40-plus yards over the last two seasons, the highest number in the 2017 class.

You know we love Taylor, and this figure is one reason why. Creating big plays is one of the most important phases of the game. Taylor has been highly productive over the last two years, and Western Kentucky's offense was a major factor why. Shelton Gibson and Carlos Henderson are two other favorites of Josh Norris, and both ar eon this list as well. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compiled the numbers.
Feb 24 - 10:27 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline spoke with two NFL insiders this week who believe that Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp is a first-round prospect.

Pauline heard similar rumblings several weeks ago. While he was dubious of Lamp's potential to actually land in the first round at the time, he continues to hear that the 6-foot-4, 300-pounder could sneak onto an NFL team with a trailing pick before Day 1 closes out this spring. Lamp played tackle at Western Kentucky, but is expected to be developed as either a guard or center once he hits the pros.
Feb 23 - 7:46 PM

Draft Insider Tony Pauline progresses the possibility that Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp will move to C in the NFL.

Daniel Jeremiah first mentioned the possibility. We all know that Lamp is viewed as an interior offensive lineman, but center is quite different than guard. Cody Whitehair, Justin Britt and Mitch Morse all moved from tackle to center. Lamp will likely be a top 50 selection.
Feb 22 - 10:05 AM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes Western Kentucky WR Taywan Taylor is the No. 4 prospect in this class at his position.

Norris put those who rank Taywan outside of the top 15 at the position (hint: that is nearly everyone) on blast during last week's podcast, but he expects more to jump on the train after the NFL Combine. The top three receivers will be very similar for most evaluators, a combination of Corey Davis, Mike Williams and John Ross, but Norris views Taylor and Carlos Henderson as prospects No. 4 and 5.
Feb 16 - 11:42 AM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah suggests some teams could view Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp as a C.

Cody Whitehair, Justin Britt and Mitch Morse recently made the transition from tackle to center, but few players and teams take on the task. There are plenty of guard projections for Lamp, but we aren't sure if he has after practiced snaps. He did play a few games at right guard as a freshman. He measured in with 31 1/8-inch arms at the Senior Bowl.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 9 - 11:11 AM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks was told by "several" evaluators that Western Kentucky WR Taywan Taylor is "a plug-and-play playmaker at the next level."

"He can do it all," said an AFC scout. "He is a natural pass-catcher who can run all of the routes. He can make plays on vertical throws or make it happen on catch-and-run tosses. Plus, he can play inside or outside in a pro-style scheme. I loved him on tape and like him even more after watching him down here. ... I'm just mad that the secret is out on my sleeper." Us, too. Us, too. Taylor is one of our favorite second-tier receiving prospects in this class. Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes his game is comparable to John Brown's.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 6 - 3:37 PM

Western Kentucky OL Forrest Lamp is already back to "full-go" following the ankle injury he sustained at the Senior Bowl, according to Dane Brugler.

That is a quick turnaround for Lamp, who suffered a high ankle sprain early during the week of practice. We even questioned if the injury could limit Lamp's NFL Combine performance, but it looks like Lamp will be full speed for Indianapolis.
Jan 31 - 11:42 AM


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